TfL to begin repairs on Grove Park Bridge to last over six months

Image above: Grove Park Bridge; Google street view

Northbound A316 will be closed on repair work days

Starting from Friday (April 21), Transport for London (TfL) will start repairs on the Grove Park bridge, which carries the A316 Great Chertsey Road over the railway between Barnes Bridge and Chiswick train stations.

The repair works will be carried out until early October 2023 by TfL staff on weekdays from 8.00am to 5.00pm, and on some weekends when the railway is closed, 24 hours a day. TfL staff working on repairing the bridge’s underside may not be visible at road level.

From 10.00pm to 6.00am the next day, TfL will close the northbound side of the A316 and keep traffic moving in both directions on the southbound side of the road with the help of temporary traffic lights on certain dates from April to October. Drivers planning to use the A316 Great Chertsey Road during these times are advised to allow extra time for their journey.

The dates work will be carried out on are: 22, 23 & 30 April; 1 May ; 6, 7, 8, 9, 25 & 26 June ; 3 July ; 6 & 7 August ; 23, 24 & 30 September and 1 October.

On dates when the northbound lane of the A316 is closed and 24-hour work is in effect, the council will temporarily suspend enforcement of the South Chiswick restrictions at Staveley Road, Hartington Road, and Thames Road. Full access will remain on Sundays, while restrictions will be in place on days without 24-hour work.

The pavement on the northbound side of the road over the bridge will be closed during the specific dates, and pedestrians will be directed through a safe diversion signposted by TfL. The bus stop at Hartington Road (Stop P) will be relocated closer to the junction with Hartington Road.

The Grove Park bridge repair works is expected to cause disruption, but TfL and the Council say they are taking necessary measures to reduce the impact on road users and pedestrians. TfL is advising all road users to ‘plan ahead, allow extra time for journeys, and check before travelling for the latest travel updates’.

TfL have apologised in advance for any inconvenience caused by the repair works, but say it is essential that the Grove Park bridge repairs are carried out to ensure the safety and reliability of the transport infrastructure in the area.